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Thursday 23 November 2017

Art With Heart Team Blog Hop - Add Texture

I love using embossing folders on my cards. It's a quick and effective way of adding extra dimension to any card.

My first card features the Brick embossing folder. This is a square folder which means you can make either a vertical or horizontal card like this one.

To create the nonembossed area in the center of the Very Vanilla card stock I substituted cardboard templates with an oval cut out of the center for one of the clear Bigshot plates. It took a bit of trial and error to get the correct pressure but now I will keep these templates for future use.
I inserted the VV card stock into the embossing folder as usual.

Instead of using a clear plate under the folder I used my stack of templates on top, being careful to position the oval where I wanted the non-embossed section. ONE of the clear plates goes on top of this sandwich.

I put this sandwich through the Bigshot and voila! embossed card stock with a blank section in the middle.
I used this blank section for my greeting.

My second card uses a new embossing folder from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. I will have copies of these about mid December, please contact me if you would like one.
This new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder is called Scattered Sequins, and it looks exactly like you have sequins in your card! Again this is a square folder so that you can have the scattered effect on either a portrait or landscape orientated card. The stamp used here is Cake Soiree, also from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the coming weeks.

Now it’s time to see what amazing projects the very talented Sharon Davern has to share with us.
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I hope you're enjoying our blog hop,

Happy Stampin,


  1. Love them both Rach, I havent dont the top one for ages will have to do again

  2. Fantastic. Love your ideas. The top one is new a idea for me. Must try it.

  3. Great idea with the non embossed area. It really makes the sentiment pop even more.

  4. Fabulous Rachel. I'm going to try the blank area in the embossed piece, perfect for the sentiment.

  5. Beautiful cards Rachel. I've never done the technique with the blank card before but I'm going to give it a go now.

  6. I love both of your cards Rachel and I have never tried to leave the space for stamping etc like you have with the top card. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for giving the instructions.

  7. Great cards, Rachel. I had forgotten about that first technique, but you have made the perfect masculine card. The second card is also very pretty and I look forward to seeing what else you have using these soon to be released products!

  8. How clever to do a partial embossed card. It's an awesome male card. I can't wait to get my hands on that sequin folder after seeing your lovely card.

  9. Great technique showcase with the partial embossing Rachel! Looking forward to getting out my scattered sequins folder to have a play soon. Lovely cards :)

  10. I love both your cards Rachel and thank you for that great tip on how to leave an un-embossed area, very clever. And also thank you for the sneak peak of new product, they're both on my wish list!


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